Printing livestock ear tags

Ensure print durability in harsh environment

Once placed on the animal, ear tags are subject to significant external attack which may compromise the identification of the animal and undermine herd management: long-term UV exposure, temperature extremes, frost and rain, contact with excrement, sweat, abrasion, etc.
The print technology and the ink must offer an adequate level of resistance in line with the animal's living environment.

inkanto ribbons for livestock marking

The resin inks used in inkanto ribbons (AXR® range) are compatible with the plastic print media typically used to mark livestock. The excellent coverage of the black ink enables large-format letters and figures to be printed which can be read without having to get close to the animal. Resin inks also offer the highest levels of resistance and durability of all the ARMOR ranges.
All the inkanto Thermal Transfer inks are suitable for food contact applications (1935/2004/EC and US FDA standards) and are non-hazardous to animal health.
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Certifications and warranties

The products recommended for this application are backed by at least one of the following certifications

  • food eu 2
    Food Contact Europe
  • rohs
    Heavy Metals
  • reach 1
  • cp65 1
    California Proposition 65
  • bs5609 1
    Marine shipping (BS5609)
  • ul 0
    Print durability (UL)
  • halog 1

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The expertise Armor

  • Resistance to abrasions and to substances associated with livestock activities
  • Resistance to UV light
  • Printing of plastic tags
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